Ever wonder how much protein you can and should eat in a day? Well, luckily Arnold Schwarzenegger has the answers in his recent Arnold’s Pump Club Newsletter. Schwarzenegger debunked the myth that the body can only digest 20 grams of protein a day and instead proved that eating 100 grams of protein can be more beneficial for the body.
Considering Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, his knowledge regarding diet and exercise is highly coveted. The seven-time Mr. Olympia champion has managed to maintain his flawless physique even at 76 years old. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that good ol’ sweat is the secret to his youthful appearance.
Arnold Schwarzenegger works out every day for at least 45 minutes due to his ‘you rest, you rust’ philosophy. His addiction to working out has him biking and lifting weights to keep himself healthy and in shape. His 70% plant-based diet is also a great way that Schwarzenegger keeps his cholesterol in check, though he admits he can’t resist a juicy steak from time to time.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is using his immense knowledge of fitness to educate others taking an interest in their physical well-being. From calling out supplement companies for mislabeling their products to explaining the importance of resistant starches, Schwarzenegger is changing the way people think about diet and exercise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Explains How Eating More Protein ‘Matters Most For Achieving Your Goals’
Having nearly endless amounts of advice, Arnold Schwarzenegger has compiled all his tips and tricks into a weekly newsletter, Arnold’s Pump Club where he discusses different topics of health and fitness. In his most recent newsletter, Schwarzenegger discussed protein and how the once-believed ‘limit’ on how much the body can digest is now being proven inadequate.
“Have you heard that your body can only digest 20 grams of protein? The claim — which has long been challenged — is getting harder to defend.”
“A new study found that your muscles can use a seemingly “limitless” amount of protein after a workout.”
“Researchers challenge the 20-gram rule by having people complete a workout and then give them no protein, 25 grams of protein, or 100 grams of protein.”
According to the “Austrian Oak,” 100 grams of protein will stay in the body for more than 12 hours after consuming it.
“Eating 100 grams of protein increases protein synthesis (the ability to use protein) more than eating 25 grams. Just as important, protein synthesis was still elevated more than 12 hours after consuming the 100 grams of protein” Schwarzenegger explains.
Schwarzenegger said protein doesn’t need to be evenly distributed throughout each meal, rather it can be eaten during one meal, especially after an intense workout.
This study is another example — and the strongest yet — about your body’s ability to digest and use higher amounts of protein, especially after a resistance training workout. And it suggests that how many meals you eat likely doesn’t matter too much.
Instead, eating enough protein matters most for achieving your goals. But you don’t necessarily need to split it up evenly across many meals. It’s your choice to have bigger or smaller meals.
While there are different types of protein, regardless of which is used, Arnold Schwarzenegger insists that the body will utilize it and reminds readers that it won’t impact the kidneys.
“However, we don’t yet know what this means for long-term muscle growth or how your body will respond to different types of protein. The protein used in the study was milk protein, which is a slower-digesting protein.
But, if you want to eat more protein — especially after a workout — you can feel confident that your body will put that protein to good use. And if you’re worried, remember: research suggests that high-protein diets do not cause kidney problems.”
This isn’t the first time that Arnold Schwarzenegger has discussed protein. Previously, he explained that the quality of the protein being digested isn’t as important as the quantity. Keeping it simple, Schwarzenegger shared that when eating less protein, high absorption is best, whereas when eating more protein, the quality doesn’t matter as much.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s impact on the fitness realm goes beyond what he has achieved as a bodybuilder. Schwarzenegger not only advises on better eating but also shares his broad knowledge on various health topics. He aims to help his followers avoid common misconceptions about fitness and encourages people to pursue their wellness objectives.